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State of the City: Week of 8/29

Chloe Williams

Not subscribed to local news, but still want to stay up-to-date on the happenings around town? Look no further. Highlighting notable stories from external San Antonio news sources, State of the City summarizes the most captivating news headlines of the week. This week’s topics range from the super blue moon to an arrest made in an officer shooting.

Rain, rain, don’t go away

Due to Tropical Storm Harold, San Antonio received a little over three-quarters of an inch of rainfall last Tuesday. Reaching a high of 91 degrees compared to the prior triple-digit temperatures had San Antonians dancing in the rain – literally. On Wednesday, KSAT shared footage of Reporter John Paul Barajas dancing in the rain to “Come Clean” by Hillary Duff alongside images of children playing in the soaked street sourced from the KSAT Connection portal.

‘Way to go, WaterSaver!’

In efforts to conserve water, San Antonio Water System customers are now receiving monthly emails ranking their gallon-per-day water consumption against other homes of similar occupancy in the same area. The report scores each household’s usage and the amount of water that is most efficient for them alongside a comparison with how much the average household uses. Customers are ranked based on the score to see how their water usage compares to other customers.

Once in a blue moon

For the second time this month, there will be a full moon, but this time, it’s a super blue moon. Just past midnight, at 12:56 a.m. on August 30, the moon will be the closest it has been to Earth all year, making it appear much larger and brighter than normal. According to KSAT, this rare occasion will not happen again until November 2025.

Animal Care Services’ euthanasia backlash warranted change

Last Monday, San Antonio’s Animal Care Services (ACS) was met with criticism as they announced that the organization will no longer spare animals under sedation due to overcapacity. In response to the decision’s backlash, ACS revoked its previous statement and urged San Antonians to adopt, noting that they take in over 25,000 animals annually and depend on community support.

ERCOT energy conservation

ERCOT put an end to its days-long conservation request as of Aug. 26, but reinstated their previous 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. request on Aug. 27. A weather watch remains in effect as they combat high demand and temperatures paired with lower resources.

Arrest made in SAPD officer shooting

Last Thursday, two SAPD officers were shot while apprehending a 28-year-old man. After being barricaded for three hours in a west-side apartment, Jesse Garcia was taken into custody on Thursday evening. Garcia was wanted on multiple felony warrants.

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Riley Carroll
Riley Carroll, Arts & Life Editor
Riley Carroll (She/They) is a class of 2024 digital communication major with a minor in film and media studies. Originally from Houston, Texas, Riley is pursuing photojournalism and concert photography. Riley joined The Paisano during the spring 2022 semester after missing being an editor for her high school yearbook, The Talon. At 18 years old, Riley's photography won first place in a state-wide ILPC competition and at 19, she contributed her first article to the San Antonio Express-News. At The Paisano, Riley enjoys conducting artist interviews and covering live shows. Aside from The Paisano, she has published work with the San Antonio Express-News, The Fort Bend Herald Newspaper, The Talon Yearbook and The Heart Sounds magazine.
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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